The latest version of the world’s leading feature based CAD translation software is now available
October 29, 2009 – ITI TranscenData announced today the release of Proficiency Collaboration Gateway 8.1,
the latest edition of its leading Feature Based CAD Interoperability solution for manufacturers and their
suppliers. Collaboration Gateway enables the transfer of complete design intelligence between major CAD
systems which includes geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing info, metadata, assembly information and
drawings in the conversion process.
Collaboration Gateway 8.1 features an enhanced, state-of-the-art Completion Wizard, which operates as a
plug-in and tracks and validates any manual changes that a user makes involving portions of the model that could not
be automatically exchanged due to CAD incompatibility differences. From within the CAD system they are using, the
user is presented with detailed information about pending issues, and presented options as how to successfully
complete the model. Once an option is selected the model is automatically updated and all changes are documented.
Highlights of the new release include:
• 3D Completion Wizard for NX
Allows easy completion of exchanged models
• 2D Wizard for CATIA V5
Allows for easy correction of converted drawings
• Faster Geometry Engine
Dramatically improves the quality of results for Pro/E to NX, CATIA V4 to V5 and CATIA V5 to V5
The new version includes many other automatic data exchange feature support enhancements for I-deas, NX,
Pro/E and CATIA V5 as well as more robust Collaboration Gateway Server architecture. Additional
• Support for Pro/E Wildfire 4, CATIA V5 R19 and NX 6
• Collaboration Gateway Agent grouping for optimized file transfer and load balancing
• 3D Text exchange from Pro/E to CATIA V5
• Tri-Tangent Fillet feature export from CATIA V5
• Thick Surface feature export from CATIA V5
• Closed Quilt exchange from Pro/E to NX and CATIA V5
• Dynamic Extrude feature import to NX
• Improved Variable Round export from Pro/E and CATIA V5
• Support for I-deas models with regeneration problems and non-manifold geometry
• Support for extremely large model exchange from Pro/E to NX
• Improved exchange from higher to lower CATIA V5 Release
"Proficiency offers manufacturers a complete solution for conversions when delivering to an OEM/partner in their
required CAD format or migrations to a new CAD system. Alternative approaches of manual re-mastering have
proven to be inefficient, costly and risky as our growing customer base demonstrates," said Alex Tsechansky,
General Manager of ITI Proficiency, Ltd. "The new capabilities in this most recent release and our new Completion Wizard product have been proven in production with leading customers to effectively handle the
most complex real-life challenges encountered by their engineering teams," added Tsechansky.
The new product release is available immediately worldwide and current customers can easily upgrade to
version 8.1. As part of this release, a new upgrade mechanism has been added for updating to future releases.
About ITI and ITI TranscenData
International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Milford, OH. ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within ITI. CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors and end users alike utilize ITI
TranscenData's products and services for seamless data exchange between dissimilar systems. Customers include ABB,
Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Dassault, EADS, Ford, Honeywell, Lego, Lockheed Martin, NASA, MAHLE Powertrain, Pratt
& Whitney, Raytheon, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Samsung Electronics, Siemens, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems,
Thales, ThyssenKrupp, US Air Force, US Army, Xerox and others.
The Proficiency technology was acquired by ITI TranscenData in July of 2009. Proficiency was originally introduced to the
global market in 1998. Proficiency provides field-proven bi-directional product knowledge migration capabilities between all
high-end CAD platforms: Pro/Engineer, I-deas, NX, Catia V4 and V5.
Global enterprises in the automotive, aerospace & defense, and heavy machinery industries such as Daimler, Ford, Boeing,
EADS, and Siemens use Proficiency in their heterogeneous PLM and multi-CAD environments to ensure effective product
knowledge integration during design and manufacturing processes. The solution significantly reduces cost, risks, and errorswhile improving profitability by shortening delivery times, promoting re-use and protecting intellectual property (IP) assetsduring collaboration.
For more information about ITI TranscenData’s products and services, visit www.transcendata.com
email: Email Contact, or call 1-888-783-9199 x3858